Childbirth and the hormonal changes that occur with age can take a serious toll on the skin and tissues of your vagina both externally and internally. In the past, women would simply suffer in silence. Thankfully, that is no longer the case. Vaginal rejuvenation has hit the mainstream. ThermiVa is a painless, non-surgical procedure that uses radio frequency to gently heat the tissues of your vagina. This, in turn, brings more blood flow into the region, increasing lubrication while also boosting collagen production. The end result is vaginal tissue that looks younger and, more importantly, feels younger.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bruce Van Natta is a firm believer in embracing new innovations which is why he is thrilled to offer the women of Indianapolis this exciting new option. ThermiVa can be performed alone or in combination with breast surgery and/or abdominoplasty as part of a Mommy Makeover or with another vaginal rejuvenation procedure such as a labiaplasty.
Are You a Candidate for ThermiVa?
Children are amazing, but giving birth often results in excessive stretching of the vaginal tissues. Hormonal changes and age can do the same. This may lead to:
- diminished sensation & enjoyment during sex
- vaginal dryness
- stress incontinence (peeing when you laugh, sneeze or exercise)
- loose, droopy skin
During your ThermiVa consultation, Dr. Van Natta’s staff will listen carefully to what bothers you about your vagina. Then, together, you will come up with the best treatment plan for your individual anatomy, needs and personality. Patients undergoing vaginal rejuvenation treatment with ThermiVa often report remarkable improvement in their problems after only two treatments. Completely painless, the procedure can be repeated as often as necessary until you are feeling like your old self again.
What is ThermiVa?
ThermiVa is a new, cutting edge procedure that uses radio frequency to gently heat the tissues in the targeted area. This improves blood flow and collagen production in the tissues of the vagina either externally, internally or both. ThermiVa can help improve:
- urinary track incontinence
- vaginal dryness
- pain during sex & decreased sexual pleasure
- loose, droopy skin & tissue
A small, hand-held device is either passed over the external lips of the vagina or inserted internally. Measuring only 1/2” and specifically designed with a woman’s comfort in mind, the ThermiVa procedure is completely pain free. It also requires no downtime. The procedure itself only takes 30 minutes and is performed in the office. No anesthesia is necessary. And once it’s done, you may immediately return to your normal routine. Most importantly, ThermiVa works. While you will experience an improvement in your symptoms after one treatment, most patients require two, possibly three, treatments to achieve optimum results.
ThermiVa may be performed as a stand alone procedure. But it can not address moderate to severe loose skin in the labia minora or inner labia. Many women suffer from labia that extend beyond the outer edge of their vagina. Not only can this be embarrassing, but it can also be incredibly painful during certain activities such as exercise. A labiaplasty is a surgical procedure to reduce the size of your labia minora and/or alter their shape. Although it sounds frightening, it’s actually similar to the episiotomy that many patients receive during childbirth.
Dr. Van Natta will also often perform fat grafting to increase volume in the outer labia. Like the rest of our tissues, these tend to deflate with age. Pumping up the volume in the outer lips can improve the appearance of excess inner labial tissue often negating the need for surgery. All of these options will be discussed with you in detail during your vaginal rejuvenation consultation.
So, if you are unhappy with how things look or feel south of your pubic bone, take charge. There is no need to suffer in silence. There are so many options when it comes to vaginal rejuvenation. Let our staff help you to find the one that is right for you. We think you’re worth it. Don’t you?
To find out more about ThermiVa and vaginal rejuvenation with Dr. Bruce Van Natta at Meridian Plastic Surgeons in Indianapolis, contact us today or call (317) 575-0330 to schedule a consultation.